It’s old news, I know, at this stage but in case you haven’t already seen the details, Kerry earlier this evening named the following team and subs for Sunday’s league match with our lads at MacHale Park (throw-in 2pm):
Kerry (NFL Division One v Mayo, 2/3/2014): Brendan Kealy (Kilcummin); Paul Murphy (Rathmore), Mark Griffin (St Michaels/Foilmore), Shane Enright (Tarbert); Peter Crowley (Laune Rangers), Aidan O’Mahony (Rathmore), Marc Ó Sé (An Ghaeltacht); Anthony Maher (Duagh), David Moran (Kerins O’Rahillys); Stephen O’Brien (Kenmare), Daithí Casey (Dr Crokes), Donnchadh Walsh (Cromane); Barry John Keane (Kerins O’Rahillys), Paul Geaney (Dingle), James O’Donoghue (Killarney Legion). Subs: Brian Kelly (Killarney Legion), Conor Cox (Listowel Emmets), Brian McGuire (Listowel Emmets), Jack Sherwood (Firies), Michael Geaney (Dingle), Johnny Buckley (Dr Crokes), Fionn Fitzgerald (Dr Crokes), Pa Kilkenny (Glenbeigh/Glencar), David Culhane (Ballylongford), Alan Fitzgerald (Castlegregory), Darran O’Sullivan (Glenbeigh Glencar).
The Kingdom’s starting fifteen for Sunday shows five changes from the one that lost narrowly to Derry last time out. Into the team come goalkeeper Brendan Kiely, vastly experienced duo Aidan O’Mahony and Marc Ó Sé at 6 and 7 respectively, Daithí Casey (who will captain the team) at centre-forward and Paul Geaney at full-forward, while out go ‘keeper Brian Kelly, Brian McGuire, Jack Sherwood, Jonathan Lyne and Conor Cox.
There are also two positional switches on the team, with Stephen O’Brien shifting over from the forty to wing-forward while James O’Donoghue also switches to the wing, moving from 14 to 15. Daithí Casey is the only Dr Crokes’ man named to start but his clubmates Johnny Buckley and Fionn Fitzgerald are both listed among the subs as is Darran O’Sullivan.